Training Courses

PIO Awareness Public Information Officer Awareness Course 7.5 hours

Define Emergency Public Informatian and the Importance of being proactive. (Unit1) Describe the role and functions of the PIO. (Unit 2) Describe the Types of Written Products used in Public Information Activities. Recall Preparation Techniques that contribute to a successful media Intervies. (Unit 3) List the steps of the 8-step Model to a public awareness campaign. (Unit 4) Apply public information techniques to a 5% scenario. (Unit 5)

Course Length: 7.5 hours

Course Manager: Kevin Sur

Course Timeline: 0900-1630

Prerequisite: none

Target Audience/Discipline: The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the federal, stte, local, tribal, or territorial level of government, and in the private and nongovernmental sectors. A secondary audience for this training includes individuals who would benefit from a general understanding for the emergency public information function. This audience would include elected and other officials (e.g., dispatchers, receptionists) who may work with PIOs or with the news media during an incident or have initial media contact outside an incident through the course of their job.

Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Nancy Buck. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.



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